Bryan Poulton

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5 Simple Sales Lessons for Non-Salespeople

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Garrett Buhl Robinson is not your stereotypical salesperson. But he is one of the most effective salespeople I have ever come across.<p>Robinson is the author of three self-published books and, as any author will tell you, <i>writing</i> a …

Stereotypes

How to Create a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer …

Marketing

5 Ways to Change the Odds

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love America. Where else can someone come from absolutely nothing and go on to create an extraordinary life?<p>When the odds are stacked against you, it’s so easy to become the statistic everyone expects from you. How does one …

Motivation

5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This is probably an understatement, but entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is chock-full of business decisions, research and networking. Because there’s so much to do and so …

Time Management

Share What You Know and People Will Buy What You Sell

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates all have in common? Each is an amazing salesperson. They’re able to get in front of others, clearly present their vision and persuade people to buy in.<p>By necessity, …

Marketing

Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A friend of ours founded a growing and profitable business. She was passionate about the enterprise. Aside from family, it meant more to her than anything in the world. She decided to take on a partner who brought some different …

Entrepreneurship

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most …

Graphic Design

Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dime

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not every startup is lucky enough to score sales or investments early on. Often an entrepreneur must manage without a source of income for several months at a stretch.<p>What entrepreneurs do to pay their monthly bills during a …

Entrepreneurship

Every Entrepreneur Should Heed These 3 Pieces Of Sage Wisdom

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We always look up to those who took a chance and made it big and want to know how we can find similar success. Here are three pieces of advice from super-successful entrepreneurs and why you need to listen to them now.<p><b>1. “Always</b> …

Entrepreneurship